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  CBS    CBS News Sunday Morning    News/Business. Charles Osgood, Mo Rocca, John Mayer.  (2013)  
   Singer John Mayer; actress Naomi Watts; couples who decide...  

    February 10, 2013
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>> osgood: the grammy awards are tonight here on cbs. among the nominees you can find the name john mayer. after a period on the performance side lines mayer' is preparing to move back into the spotlight as we'll be hearing from anthony mason. >> reporter: why did you come out here? for nearly two years singer john mayer has been quietly recuperating from vocal problems and from self-inflicted publicity wounds. >> i was just a jerk you know. reporter: most of all what's changed? >> it's very liberating when you finally realize that it's impossible to do. >> reporter: ahead on sunday morning... >> i'm going to sing some songs for you. >> reporter: ... after two years of near silence, john mayer is ready to sing again. >> you just have to wait a few more seconds. >> osgood: we'll be hearing the familiar call for "the envelope please" as the academy awards just two weeks from tonight and a harrowing portrayal by naomi
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watts is very much in contention. she talks about it all this morning with our lee cowan. >> reporter: among this year's oscar-nominated performances this is one of the more uncomfortable ones to watch. naomi watts plays a wife and mother swept away by a massive tsunami, a true story. >> they saw the rumblings. birds flying off. she said, okay, this is death. >> reporter: you'll meet naomi watts and the survivor she played later on sunday morning. >> osgood: with valentine's day just four days away, some women who are walking tall may be feeling mighty low. mo rocca has been hearing them out. >> reporter: when it comes to dating, tall women don't always have it so easy. sure, they can date shorter men, but... >> it looks unnatural to me, i
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think. >> reporter: it looks like what? it looks like he's at my chest. >> reporter: he makes you feel like you're not his girlfriend but you're his... >> his mother. reporter: ahead on sunday morning, tall girls. the long and the short of it. >> osgood: faith salie finds fault. williams has remarkable pictures of a religious pilgrimage in india. steve hartman meets a mailman who is first class. and more. we begin with the headlines for this sunday morning the 10th of february, 2013. the massive snowstorm that swept across the northeast is gone, but not forgotten. tens of thousands are digging out and remain without electricity. terrell brown is in boston. >> reporter: the blizzard that slammed the northeast closed roadways, grounded flights and cut power to more than 600,000 homes and businesses. nearly the entire city of quincy massachusetts -- population 92,000 -- was left in
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the dark. nancy reed is president of national grid massachusetts. when is the power coming back? >> well, this will be a multi-day event. it could be monday or tuesday. people need to brace themselves. they need to find shelter if they're cold. >> reporter: the storm hid hamden connecticut the hardest with 40 inches of snow. portland maine, 31.9 inches breaking a record set in 1979. and suburbs of boston and new york recorded around two feet. on long island the quickly accumulating snow trapped drivers in their cars overnight. and some parts of the long island expressway are still closed. but new york city mayor michael bloomberg says his city was spared. >> we've gotten through this. it looks like we've dodged a bullet. >> reporter: relief may be temporary. forecasters say another storm is headed this way later this week. today some planes will start taking off and landing at
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boston's logan airport. and amtrak will resume limited service in parts of the northeast. for sunday morning, i'm terrell brown in boston. >> osgood: in the san bernadino mountains the manhunt continues for christopher dorner. the former los angeles police officer wanted in connection with three killings. officials now say they discovered the weapons in his burned-out pick-up truck which was found thursday near big bear lake and los angeles police have announced they will reopen the disciplinary proceedings from 2007 that led to dorner's firing. violence has marked the start of mardi gras week in new orleans. last night four people were shot in a crowd gathered on burbon street. the victims included two women and two men. the most seriously injured is listed in critical condition. police have made no arrests. hundreds of mourners, including first lady michelle obama attended the funeral for 15-year-old idea pendleton in chicago yesterday. she was shot and killed late
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last month just days after she participated in president obama's inauguration ceremonies. former vice president dick cheney appears to have a dim view of the white house's new national security team. in a speech before republicans in wyoming last night mr. cheney charged that president obama is putting the nation at risk by appointing unqualified nominees. cheney said the white house is relying on too many, in his words "second rate people." the associated press reports that the board of american airlines' parent company is meeting tomorrow to decide whether to merge with u.s. airways. a merger would create one of the world's largest airlines. today is new year's day in china. fireworks lit up the sky in beijing overnight and singer celine dion performed to mark the start of the year of the snake. now today's weather. sunny and milder along the east and west coasts. but it will be a stormy day for most of the country.
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in the week to come those storms will bring rain and possibly more snow as they move across the nation. keep those shovels handy. next the fight over drones. ♪ i'm a good man with a good heart ♪ >> osgood: later
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>> osgood: it looks big to me, but not all drones are as small as this one. the debate over the use of drones isn't small either particularly after the events of this past week. later we'll be hearing from correspondent david martin. but to begin our sunday morning cover story is reported by martha teichner. >> reporter: their names: predator reaper, imply their deadly intent. they are what we've come to understand drones to be. unmanned killing machines armed with hell fire missiles controlled from thousands of miles away as they stall being and then destroy supposed terrorist targets in places like pakistan yemen afghanistan. drones are the controversial weapon of choice in a semisecret war that was dragged into the spotlight this past week.
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>> mr. brennan, please stand. reporter: during confirmation hearings for john brennan as c.i.a. director. >> the people that were standing up here today, i think they really have a misunderstanding of what we do as a government. >> reporter: currently the obama administration's counterterrorism chief, brennan oversees covert drone strikes. >> we only take such actions as a last resort to save lives when there's no other alternative by taking an action that is going to mitigate that threat. >> reporter: but what exactly that means ethically and even legally troubles critics. and what we don't know. estimates cobbled together by journalists and think tanks of those killed in c.i.a. drone attacks are all over the place. in pakistan since 2004 from under 2,000 at the low end to more than 3400. the c.i.a. isn't saying. so who is being killed? terrorists or civilians?
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>> the data show that only in relatively small number of high-level targets have been killed. something in the order of 50. estimates vary. >> reporter: out of all the drone strikes. >> out of all the drone strikes which is roughly 2% of those who have been killed which means that 98% of those killed have not been high-level targets. >> these photos were taken by a photographer who has gone to strike sites. >> reporter: james is a law professor at stanford university and coauthor of a paper critical of u.s. drone use. >> these are of shrapnel. reporter: he and his team went to pakistan. >> we don't hear enough about the costs. civilians killed. civilians injured. destruction of communities. growth of anti-americanism. and fomenting recruitment for terrorist groups. all of that is considered there
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are serious doubts about whether drones are the best option. >> reporter: administration policy makers believe drones often are the best option. for keeping american soldiers out of harm's way. >> the thing that we called war is being changed by this technology. >> reporter: peter singer is a senior fellow at the brookings institution. >> it's allowed us to disconnect two things that used to go hand in hand in war. the destructive side but also the risk of sending people into action. now you're able to separate them. and not have a huge impact. >> reporter: and here's something you may not know. the vast majority of the 8,000 or so drones in use by the u.s. military don't look like this. they're more likely to look like glorified model airplanes equipped not with missiles but cameras. together with high-flying surveillance drones they alert troops when they're in danger.
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>> in afghanistan, you have soldiers that will write letters back and say you know our patrol was saved today because you were doing overwatch on it. >> reporter: now droans are headed off the battlefield. they're already coming your way. >> a little less than three pounds. >> reporter: the california company that sells the military something like 85% of its fleet is marketing them now to public safety agencies. >> flying behind us is the cube system. it's a small unmanned aircraft that is designed to give first responders an immediate eye in the sky so they can find lost kids. they can investigate accidents. they can support disaster recovery for earthquakes in california, tornadoes in the midwest, hurricanes on the gulf coast. >> reporter: steve gitland is a vice president of the company.
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>> less than $50,000 which is about what police agencies pay for a fully equipped police cruiser. >> reporter: as opposed to a helicopter which would be... >> they can cost $1-$2 million a piece. >> reporter: suppose you have a dangerous hostage situation, as shown in this simulation. an unmanned aircraft can track the gunman. it can evaluate flooding or help firefighters cheaply and safely without endangering lives the argument goes. >> rodney, will you talk to me. eporter: at this north dakota farm one assisted in safely resolving an armed stand-off over some cattle. >> we were able to tell that there were three adult males at the end of the driveway which appeared to be holding long guns. >> reporter: kelly jankey is sheriff of nelson county. the next morning the three men were arrested. >> that's when we utilized the u.a. vrgs again. we determined that it was safe at the time.
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so we moved in basically to extract the cattle that we were given a warrant for. >> you guys will do another flight demo here. again, we have we still have the i.r. sensor pod on the aircraft. you're going to see everything in black and white. white is hot. black is dark or cold. >> reporter: last week in grand forks, north dakota, first responders attended a short course in what drones can do for them. >> most of all, call us and tell us that you need us because we want to come out and start utilizing this. >> reporter: the project coordinator alan fraser teaches at the university of north dakota and is a deputy sheriff himself. >> very small. about 36 inches from one arm to the other. >> reporter: the irony here is that a grand forks county sheriff's department, like every other law enforcement agency has to get a special license from the f.a.a. before it can use an unmanned aircraft.
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but today you or i could go online, order a drone kit for a few hundred colors and fly the thing anywhere. legally. terry killby a smart phone apps designer and his wife belinda, an art teacher, used theirs to take bird's eye view photographs of baltimore. >> we can get something that is totally unique and a fresh perspective. images that you wouldn't ordinarily think that you've already seen before but now it's a completely new take on it. >> reporter: but where there are drones there's controversy. >> no drones. we are on a slippery slope. >> reporter: this was a city council meeting in seattle. on thursday the mayor ordered seattle's police force to end its unmanned aerial vehicle program. at least 11 states have led legislation pending that would restrict or baab drone use including texas.
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>> the invasion of privacy is the number one issue. >> reporter: state representative lance goodin is one of the bill's sponsors. >> with these drones you can hover over someone's backyard a foot off the ground. you can film into someone's back living room. you can record conversations. >> reporter: but alan fraser of north dakota thinks regulation is premature. >> if at the time the write brothers were experimenting with powered flight if a governmental agency had stepped in and said, you know, we have privacy concerns about this, i wonder whether we would be where we are with air travel. >> we weren't sure if this was even do-able in our lifetime. >> reporter: in its infancy now, drone technology is growing up fast. >> power it up. reporter: look at this. take-off. bring it back in. say hello. >> reporter: matt keen and headed the team at aero
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environment that developed the humming bird for the department of defense. it weighs less than an ounce. >> the video camera is tucked in about the neck. >> reporter: so here's the question. do you think it's really cool or does it scare you? >> endurance is a few minutes. that's what it does. ♪ oh, my darling, oh, my darling ♪ >> osgood: coming up a golden oldy. the singing telegram. >> you're my darling valentine. with the fidelity guided portfolio summary you choose which accounts to track and use fidelity's analytics to spot trends gain insights, and figure out what you want to do next.
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deliver a singing telegram to band leader charlie barnett in this 1940s musical short. ♪ >> osgood: speaking of bunnies, bette midler dressed up like one to belt out a singing telegram in her 1988 film "beaches." ♪ happy happy birthday buddy boy ♪ we're here to deliver a vocal valentine. >> reporter: and more recently amuseical message particularly appropriate for this week played a role in a tv series "glee." on the other hand, there's this dark humor take on it in the 1985 comic mystery thriller "clue." ♪ i am your singing telegram ♪
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♪ happy birthday to you ♪ ♪ happy birthday to you ♪ >> osgood: in real life however, the singing telegram was increasingly more likely to be delivered over the phone than in person. as the telegram business declined in the face of changing technology. >> quite an honor. this will be the last sing-a-gram that western union will have. >> reporter: western union closed down its singing telegram service in 2006 leaving no singers in snappy uniforms to sing. ♪ happy birthday dear lind today ♪ ♪ happy birthday to you ♪ and it's signed david. >> osgood: just ahead how tall is too tall?
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tell me you love me. tell me i'm beautiful. tell me we'll grow old together. in sickness and in health. tell me that i'm still the one. that you need me. that i'm your super hero! tell me you'll never let me go. tell me you miss me. that's all i need. [ female announcer ] for everything they need to hear this valentine's day
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excedrin excels. >> osgood: walking tall has its advantages and its disadvantages. at least so say the women our mo rocca has been talking with. >> reporter: there's plenty of up side to being tall. just ask an nba star. or that guy in the supermarket who helps you reach the top shelf. there's even an economic benefit. >> there's a lot of research that shows that tall people make more money.
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they make an average of $789 more per inch per year which is an exceedingly large amount of money. >> reporter: but 6'3 "writer also knows for tall heterosexual women finding a mate is no slam dunk. >> tall women will not date down. they refuse to date people shorter than them just because they sort of want that feeling of comfort. so it's a very, very common thing. >> reporter: the average height for american women is 5'4 ," 5'9" for men. what do you do if you're a woman who is 6'2 "without heels? some tall women have famously dated down. remember jill st. john and henry kissinger? susan anton and dudley moore? sonny and cher? mimi rogers and tom cruise? nicole kidman and tom cruise. katie holmes and tom cruise.
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most men apparently have no problem dating taller women. >> i'd really like to have sex with a tall woman. i mean really tall like a giant. >> reporter: megan is my height, 6'tall. >> i am really only attracted to guys that are taller than me. i don't know if it's a physical thing or a mental thing. but it's definitely there. >> reporter: it's a feeling that may be rooted in biology where taller suggests stronger. >> one of the things that women seem to want in a male partner in particular is someone who displays social dominance because if you partner yourself up with someone who has social dominance, that person is going to be beneficial for you your future and your progeny. >> reporter: professor glen gere has studied the psychology of attraction. the big problem for tall women is they're not attracted to shorter guys not that shorter guys aren't attracted to hem. >> it's not that they can't find guys. it's with this ol gorism of trying to find someone who is relatively tall to yourself
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that's where their pool becomes shortened, so to speak. >> reporter: when you see a short girl with a tall boyfriend boyfriend, how does that make you feel? >> i get a little, you know hate in my heart because i'm like gosh, one less person for me. >> reporter: whitney lynch stands 62 inches tall. have you ever dated a short guy? >> i have. i have dated a short guy. >> reporter: how short? 5'8 ." actually it's not that bad. >> reporter: not that bad but still, she says, uncomfortable. >> it looks unnatural to me, i think. >> reporter: it looks like what? it looks like he's at my chest. (laughing). >> reporter: and it makes you feel like you're not his girlfriend but his... >> his mother. reporter: it's an image we've all seen in comedies from the marx brothers. .. >> can't you see what i'm trying to tell you? i love you. you're not so bad yourself.
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>> reporter: ... to 16 candles. nobody has caught me yet. there's something about always being larger than everyone in the crowd. always standing out always just being looked at, or whatever. i would like to have someone be on that same plane with me. >> reporter: claire burns, 6'1 ." and you want a guy who is how tall? >> ideally about 6'3 ," 6'4". reporter: that means claire is limiting herself to 4.2% of the adult male population. you remember that cartoon boris and natasha. >> absolutely. reporter: that relationship worked. >> it did but it's also a cartoon. so that may not work for me. >> reporter: that's a very good point. but in the real world, there are plenty of examples of tall women and shorter men. and not just on the red carpet.
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>> i just never thought i would wind up with a woman that could physically lift me in the air. >> reporter: mark is a scrappy 5'7 ." his wife christine is 6'1 ." is it ever physically awkward? >> there's been a couple of occasions where we walked into an event and we actually see the height difference in the mirror. we're like, oh, this is what other people see. okay. >> reporter: but no matter. christine still fell hard for mark. >> i felt very taken care of. totally protected by him in a way that nobody had ever made me feel. >> reporter: even really tall guys? >> yeah. reporter: so maybe things will start looking up for single tall women if they just start looking down. >> osgood: still to come... you come to buy stamps when you don't need stamps.
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>> it just makes your day so much better. >> osgood: first class all the way.
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>> osgood: does the planned end of saturday postal delivery except for packages mean the first-class postal service is a thing of the past?
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no, not at all. certainly not in the office that steve hartman visited. >> reporter: typically post office lines breed anger and frustration. but at the head of this cue on the campus of penn state university in state college pennsylvania, you'll find nothing but joy. >> i love coming in here. my mission is to make them have a little bit of levity on the way out. nice nails. >> thank you. reporter: to that end mike lives by a simple motto. if you can't say something nice about someone. >> that is one of the nicest coats. >> reporter: you're just not looking hard enough even if it's only how nicely they filled out their forms. >> natural. reporter: he's been like this with just about every customer everyday for 38 years. >> nice suit. very nice. >> reporter: how do you keep this up for so long? you're stumped by that question. >> this is what i do. i'm just myself. that's all i can do. >> how is your mom doing. reporter: the man really is pure heart which is part of the reason the lines are so long here. >> you come in to buy stamps when you don't need stamps.
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>> reporter: yes. that's amazing. reporter: nicole logan is a regular. >> because he just makes your day so much better. >> thank you mike. reporter: and because kindness begets kindness mike gets quite a few special deliveries himself. the kids that made him grand marshal of the home coming parade. once in 2000 when the post master told mike he had to take down all the posters and pictures decorating his office office... >> now is the time for action. reporter: ... the kids took to the street. >> mike the mailman is the greatest, most dedicated mail man i've ever met in my entire life. >> reporter: to think mike has earned this much loyalty and devotion just by talking to them at a counter. >> a little package. you really have no idea who you're going to influence and when you're going to influence them. >> reporter: michael akinhead is a high school teacher in connecticut. he got his masters at penn state. although he didn't know mike the mailman very well, here's the latest. when he was awarded teacher of the year in his district, guess who he thanked for his success. >> the one person i'm always
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going to remember and probably talking the most about life was actually mike the mailman. >> it was honestly his example that kind of taught me it's not what you do in life but it's how you do it. >> reporter: now that's something to write home about. >> you take care, all right, son? >> osgood: still to come oscar-nominated actress naomi watts. and layer, a dispatch from india.al but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪ ♪
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>> miss campbell, how have you felt about being pretty? >> oh, please, i don't think of myself as being that pretty. yes, i was never the pretty girl. >> really? no. i just have to keep up with this gorgeous hottie. >> it's sunday morning on cbs and here again is charles osgood. >> reporter: that's naomi watts along with costars jude law, dustin hoffman and lily tomlin in the 2004 movie "i heart huckabees." now her fans are hoping this is her year to win an academy award. with the oscars just two weeks ago here's lee cowan with the envelope please. >> reporter: it ranks among the deadly natural disasters in world history. >> coming again. coming again.
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>> reporter: december 26, 2004. a massive tsunami tore across southeast asia killing some 230,000 people. the world sat stunnedded anxious to help but largely helpless from so far away. at least that's how actress naomi watts felt. when you heard about it just over the news? >> yeah, you know just remember turning on the tv and being glued to it. i still felt like there was, you know, it felt like a long way away. >> reporter: a long way away until, that is watts traveled to the once battered coastal island to film a movie about a tsunami. "the impossible." she plays maria. this is a true story of her family vacationing from spain when the tsunami hit. her realistic performance of a real-life event now has her in the running for an oscar. (screaming).
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>> reporter: miraculously maria, her husband and all three of her children survived. we talked with her from madrid. >> i was there. i was there. i was under the water. i was struggling. at the same time in a very very strong way. >> reporter: at first naomi watts was nervous about playing maria, wondering if it was even appropriate. >> i don't want her to relive any more trauma. you know, she's clearly been thruway too much. >> reporter: maria was nervous too. would hollywood get it right? besides, she admits, she was a bit star struck. >> before this film happened if you asked me which is your favorite actress, i would always answer naomi watts. >> reporter: when you first met her, you almost didn't say anything. you just sort of held hands.
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>> i walked into the room and we just sort of sat opposite each other like this. it was okay to be silent and look at each other. then her eyes started welling up. mine did too. >> i started to cry. i got emotional just remembering this moment. and i said, you know it's a big risk to have what you have and i have because you're not going to portray maria. you're going to portray all the moms during the tsunami. >> reporter: for six weeks it was shot in a giant water tank. it was challenging for any actor but especially naomi watts. do you look at the water any differently now? >> i think i do yeah. reporter: after moving from her native england to australia when she was just 14 she and her mother nearly drowned in a rip
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tide. what happened? >> i got to the point where i was getting up. my mom didn't. she found sand. she was able to pull me in. >> reporter: in the film she's pulled in too. brought to a group of thai women who dress her and tend to her wounds. it's an emotional scene that watts said she couldn't play without maria's help. >> i just held her hand. i said maria, i just felt all of her energy and all of her you know pain and troubles. >> thank you. i gave her all my love. all my love i got from these people back to her so she was able to put on the scene. >> reporter: naomi watts wanted to be an actress from an early age. she moved to hollywood with a five-year plan. but it soon turned into ten. you talk about going to these
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auditions and just rejection over and over and over again. >> yeah. reporter: it does get personal after a while. >> i mean i consider myself very sensitive, but i don't think a strong person could cope with it over and over again and ten years of it. there were moments where i was sure i was done. >> reporter: did you ever think about quitting, giving up? >> yes. but i didn't have a b-plan really. i didn't. >> reporter: one of her best friends from australia is fellow actress nicole kidman. what advice did she give you? >> she kept saying, it's just going to take one thing. one thing, mate. you know if you're in a hit film or you know, then everything changes. >> reporter: that's exactly what happened. >> that's what happened. she was right. >> reporter: the film david lynch's.
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>> i can't believe it. reporter: did you know that this was going to make the difference? >> no. actually, i thought i was doing a ridiculous performance. everything was (sighing). i'm like who acts like that? >> you can't just walk up to a woman you barely know and tell her that. you can't do that. >> reporter: two years later she was nominatedded for an oscar for 21 grand opposite sean pen. and then came kong. >> i remember calling up david lynch, my mentor. he said to me naomi, anyone who sits in the hand of king congress is a movie star for life." (laughing). >> reporter: at 44 she is indeed a movie star with enough watt ak to have taken on the controversial role of playing
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princess diana, a film due out later this year. >> i like complicated women. i like women with strength and contradictions and she's... she embodied all of those things. >> naomi. reporter: but this year she plans on coming back a bit to spend more time with her family. she lives with actor liev schreiber and their two children. are you looking forward to taking a year off in theory? >> in theory yeah. i mean get back to me on it. >> reporter: family is important. watts' own parents divorced when she was four. her father a sound engineer for the band pink floyd, died when naomi was just seven. >> it's a very sad thing for a child to have only one parent to have a missing parent. it's not fair. >> reporter: she'll be missing him especially that night in los angeles when she walks down the most famous red carpet in the world. would you think your dad would
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think? >> he'd be happy. reporter: proud. yeah. reporter: she will have one very special fan and friend cheering her on from afar. >> i'll be crossing my fingers from saying, hoping that justice will be made this time. >>
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the biggest religious pilgrimage on earth is unfolding this weekend along the banks of the ganges river in india. holy williams has the dispatch from the city. >> today's pilgrims have been gathering from every corner of india and arriving by every
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conceivable mode of transport. all drawn by their shared devotion to an ancient religion. they come here to purify themselves by bathing in the cold water of the ganges the river that nurtured india's 5,000-year-old civilization. this person is a wheat farmer from central india who told us he walked 300 miles to get here. why did you come from so far away here? he made the journey, he said, because the water has special power. for hindus the ganges is a sacred river. they believe that bathing here during this time will wash away their sins. the pilgrims have set up camp in a sprawling sea of tents that can accommodate tens of millions.
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it's a place complete with its own police force and traffic jams. leading the crowds are these men who have announced all material possessions to devote themselves to a spiritual life. one of them is a man who helped explain hindu beliefs including reincarnation. most of the pilgrims make due with basic conditions but for a wealthy few there's this luxury tented camp where one of the guests is an indian princess who normally lives in a palace. >> there's something that binds you altogether. in the ganges, in your god. as many as there are. we are one.
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>> reporter: a ritual that's been celebrated by hindus for thousands of years in a country of stunning contrasts. it still has the power to draw the faithful. >> osgood: up next, it's not just an elevator.
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gcú÷x÷÷qqcxx÷ab ♪ >> osgood: it happened this week. the biggest news in music this side of the grammies. we learned of the demise of muzak, not the music just the name. in a rebranding by the parent company, muzak has moved. founded nearly 80 years ago it was the music that got no respect. it was known as mere elevator
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music. in the 1980s film the blues brother, john bleuchy and dan akroyd find brief musical respite from a kay on thetic police pursuit in an office building elevator.ñ? while in 1998 will farrell and chris saw muzak's supposedly hypnotic. stereotypes aside, muzak has been breaking the mold programming real songs by real artists and according to customers that richard schlesinger found in an ice cream store in 1997. >> muzak puts you to sleep. osgood: not anymore. a sunday morning visitor muzak south carolina headquarters back in 2010 we found 2,000 young so-called audio architects programming music for every type of store and business.
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and no muzak at all in muzak's own elevators. will muzak by any other name still sound like muzak? stay tuned. next, john mayer's montana. >> i don't see how the happiness here doesn't make it to records. >> osgood: and later a keys centru concern. n i read an article about a study that looked at the long term health benefits of taking multivitamins. they used centrum silver for the study... so i guess my wife was right. [ male announcer ] centrum. always your most complete.
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♪ >> osgood: that 2002 hit song "your body is a wonderland" won john may era grammy for best male pop performance. after an involuntary break from performing, mayer is hoping to be singing again in just a few months. he talks about that and some other changes in his life with anthony mason for the record.
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>> reporter: why did you come out here? >> well, i came out here about a year-and-a-half ago on my first vocal rest after an operation. >> reporter: big sky country is an ideal escape for a rock star trying to heal. i imagine when you were trying not to use your voice, this is probably a pretty good place to be. >> oh, yeah. watch movies. cook. >> reporter: john mayer recently bought a 15-acre spread here along the yellowstone river in western montana. >> right here. i don't see how the happiness here doesn't make it to records. >> reporter: the 35-year-old singer came here to recover from vocal surgery and from some self-inflicted wounds in the media. i would think the minute you saw a paparazzi photographer you'd want to come back here.
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>> you know what? they can't get certain things. they don't know what i'm thinking. in a way being forced to stop contributing has been the greatest thing in the world because now i've got three years of capital built up with nobody quite knowing what's on my mind. ♪ >> reporter: one of the most successful singer/songwriters of the past decade john mayer has scored three number-one albums and seven grammy awards. but a succession of celebrity girlfriend --s jessica simpson jennifer aniston, taylor swift and now katie perry -- has made him a leading man in the tabloids too. and at times obscured his talents as a guitarist. do you third your public image ultimately has clouded respect for you as amuse i cannian?
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>> it's not ideal. i wish that i was only as well known as i was exposed musically. you know? i really do. >> reporter: but mayer lost his best known instrument, his voice, when he developed a granuloma on his vocal cords. surgery removed the growth but it came back. and when we met up with him in october in new york, mayer had just had a botox injection. >> through the neck. reporter: a big needle? it's a small enough needle that you don't go totally berserk when you see it. >> reporter: the treatments meant mayer could not sing. he had to cancel the tour behind his new album. >> first of all, emotionally super fragile in this period of time. >> reporter: because? because it was my job.
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reporter: he was still anxious a month later. >> it just doesn't work. there's not a clear path. >> reporter: his voice specialist ran a scope down his throat. the picture was encouraging. >> when you look at it there that looks... >> that's really good looking. looks better. reporter: the growth now barely noticeable had almost healed. this is what it originally looked like. >> yeah. this whole big silly ball of tissue that was there. >> reporter: what does the botox actually do? >> it paralyzes the muscles so that by paralyzing the muscles you cannot bring the vocal cords together. that allows them to rest so that area isn't banging. >> reporter: ironically mayer lost his singing voice after he put his foot in his mouth. in two widely quoted interviews. what was more difficult for you,
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dealing with the sort of the after math of the back lash from the interviews ordealing with not being able to sing? >> the interviews. reporter: really? yes. reporter: in conversations with rolling stone and playboy in 2010 mayer made some off-color remarks about race and his previous relationships including calling former girlfriend jessica simpson sexual napalm. >> i was just a jerk. it's hard to convince people to process that. they'd rather have a quick go-to like he was popping x number of pills a day. no i wasn't. i was just a jerk. >> reporter: how does that happen? >> taking every battle on. not taking a break. not looking at... not being honest. not saying let's admit that we don't know the next step. >> reporter: most of all what's changed? >> it's very liberating when you finally realize that it's impossible to make everyone like you. >> reporter: and you wanted everybody to like you? >> i wanted everybody to like me. i thought i was one shuck and
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jive away in every direction. >> reporter: why is it that you think you wanted everybody to like you? >> self-consciousness. extreme self-consciousness. it would have been a great rolling stone interview if i had said here's what's going on in my life. i had a plan for myself. i have no idea where i am with it. i never saw it coming where i would be thought of as a infamous lethario. i didn't see any of this coming. i'm hugely uncomfortable with this and i want to cry. >> reporter: is it true? absolutely. reporter: mayer has a quick mind and sometimes he himself can't seem to keep up with it. you talked about overthinking in the past. at one point i think you said overthinking has given me everything in my career. >> given me an audience. it's given me a life. it's given me panic attacks. it's given me friends and it's given me enemies. >> reporter: you can't turn that off? >> i've learned to turn it down.
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i don't care nearly as much as i used to about it. ♪ i'm a good man with a good heart ♪ ♪ got a rough start ♪ ♪ but i finally learned to let it go ♪ >> reporter: on shadow days the lead single from his newest album, mayer seems to want to put it all behind him. ♪ my shadow takes a road ♪ >> i wish that i grew up a year every year of my life. i didn't. i stopped for a certain period of time. when i was 24 for six years or whatever. and then i... the log jam cleared. i'm dead on for 35. >> reporter: and then there's his new relationship with girlfriend katie perry. a person could look at it and say if he wanted to live a private life, he could... >> move to montana. reporter: ... or pick a girlfriend with a lower profile.
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>> that's right. now you're talking about being so ruthless about your public image that you're willing to say to somebody i like you a lot but because of who you are, i don't want to get to know you better. >> reporter: come on. you've had a string of extremely high profile girlfriends. >> i know. i don't feel... for first time i don't feel... i really don't. i'm not a high profile it's hard to explain. >> reporter: it doesn't feel like that to me. >> great. i'm glad. i know what you're saying. i'm not denying it. i'm saying for me it feels like something that's very human. >> reporter: do you foresee yourself getting married? >> of course. reporter: you do? of course, yeah. i mean i'm still the kid from connecticut. ♪ hello ♪ ♪ what's your name?
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♪ >> reporter: last month at a chairity concert in bozeman, montana, one part of mayer's journey finally ended. >> i went to the doctor about a couple weeks ago. we looked at my throalt. the thing is gone. ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: that night he did something he hadn't done in nearly two years. he sang. ♪ >> reporter: his voice is still raspy. it will be months before the full effects of the botox wear off. but this summer mayer will tour again. ♪ playing a song that i can sing ♪
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>> reporter: his silence ended. john mayer insists from now on he'll only say what he needs to say. do you wish in anyway you could get rid of your public persona? >> i am so much more mainstream amuse i cannian than i am a person that you'd want to get a meal with. i'm always going to be a little weird. i'm always going to be a little weird. how about that? okay. >> osgood: next, number crunching saint valentine's day.
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and $5 billion of that for our significant other and nearly $3.8 billion for other family members. $815 million on our pets. all in all, the average shopper will spend more than $130. that's up from last year. 1% of us plan to give candy. 36.6% are giving flowers. and even though only 19.7% are giving jewelry that still adds up to $4.4 billion. 54.7 of us are willing to spring for at least a card for our true love. as for where people are buying their valentine gifts, more than 39% of us will be shopping at discount stores. while 26.3% expect to do their gift-giving online. roses are red violets are blue. i'd go shopping if i were you. ahead, faith salie locks horns with lockers.
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lately maybe you've seen this in prague or this in colon or this in seoul or moscow or paris. love bad locks are a trend in which lovers write their initials on a lock affix it to a picturesque setting and throw away the key forever usually into a river below. now it's spreading like a cancer to north america. coming to a monument near you. here's the brooklyn bridge. it's like carve your initials on the coliseum or spray painting ashley plus jason forever on the bridge. kids, if you have a need to declare your love publicly please do it on your facebook wall not the great wall. not only are these padlocks unsightly and surely bad for the environment what with all those keys in rivers, they're a horrible metaphor for love. real love is more than a one-time seemingly ironclad pledge that we will never be apart. if you're over 20, you've probably figured out that meaningful love isn't constricting. it doesn't chain you to one
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place or to each other. mature love allows us to stretch, to grow at different rates. we choose to rejoin over and over. ideally with renewed appreciation and gratitude. more over throwing away the key? when you offer your partner the key to your hearties not supposed to fling it away. if you must leave your mark i suggest a return to the centuries old tradition of exchanging another kind of lock hair. it's an apt symbol. if you entwine your hair with your beloved you leave something stronger. a braid is essentially a rope which can be a connector and a life line not a shackle. so tie one on to the bridge. happy valentine's day. now go pick a lock. looking for a better place to put your cash? here's one you may not have thought of -- fidelity.
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here's a look at the week ahead on our sunday morning calendar. on monday president obama awards the medal of honor to retired staff sergeant clinton for his courageous actions during a battle in afghanistan in 2009. tuesday mr. obama delivers the state of the union address to a joint session of congress. senator marco rubio of florida will have the republican response. on wednesday, the 48th academy of country music nominations will be announced. thursday, of course saint valentine's day. on friday a big asteroid 150 feet wide called 2012da14 is expected to pass some 17,000 miles from earth. they're close as asteroids go but they say there's no chance of a collision. on saturday north korea marks the birthday of its late dictator king jong il who died
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in december of 2011. earlier martha teichner looked at the public policy debate over the u.s. military's use of drones. for a look at the drones themselves what they can do and what they may be able to do some day we turn to our national security correspondent david martin. >> reporter: richard phillips captain of the container ship was more than a little grateful when seal team 6 rescued him from somali pirates. he could have also thanked a little known unmanned aircraft called scan eagle. while phillips drifted in a life boat at the mercy of three armed pirates, scan eagles kept watch overhead >> they were giving very good information in realtime to the team that ultimately saved captain phillips >> reporter: in the nearly four years since vice admiral park fox the director of navy operations has witnessed a revolution in drone warfare
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>> we are very much on the cuss i think, of some remarkable changes in the way that we think about fighting. these unmanned systems are part of that. >> reporter: perhaps the most remarkable is the x47b a sleek test plane currently flying out of the naval air station in maryland. humans coax it into position for a catapult launch. but after that it's flown entirely by computer. right now it's loaded only with instruments, but that could change once the navy proves the x47b can land and take off from a carrier at sea. >> it will give you options. maybe we should look at putting ordnance on it as well >> reporter: the x47b could carry 4,000 pounds of weapons and would take the danger out of attacking heavily defended targets >> obviously if you have an unmanned aircraft in a very high threat environment, then you
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have less risk to the air crewe >> reporter: the navy has been flying drones for several years now but only as surveillance aircraft. two of these $100 million global hawks are currently flying over the persian gulf >> we can cover the entire gulf when we're up at 60,000 spheet >> reporter: captain jim hoke is the program manager for this unmanned aircraft which has a wing span nearly that of a commercial airliner but can stay up much longer >> we burn less than a 10th of what a civil or manned aircraft would burn for fuel so we can stay up for 24 hours on a very little amount of gas. >> reporter: during those 24 hours, it can track every ship in the persian gulf. sending the data to the base for analysis and back to american war ships in the gulf. >> from the time that the picture is taken from the aircraft and getting it back out there is less than seven minutes. >> reporter: this unmanned helicopter doesn't fly nearly so high but, says captain patrick smith, the fire scout can do
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things airplanes can't. >> we can operate from a small deck of a ship or as we have deployments in afghanistan a very small austere site only requiring a landing pad >> reporter: that's right. afghanistan. and the fire scout is currently flying surveillance missions in a war zone. that camera can send live television pictures of enemy positions to an operator 100 miles away. in fact a fire scout has already given its life for its country. >> we did lose an aircraft in libya over a year ago. that was attributed to an enemy action >> reporter: so it got shot down yes, it did. reporter: soon the fire scout will be able to shoot back. are there plans to put any weapons on here? >> it intended for us to carry up to six rockets. the testing will complete with that later this year >> reporter: we could make you dizzy by listing all the drones currently in operation. predator and reaper drones flying air strikes against suspected terrorists in pakistan and yemen. stealth drones flying spy missions over iran.
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there's even one hauling cargo in afghanistan. no one wearing a military uniform will admit it. but the day seems to be coming when a drone can do anything a manned aircraft can do better. >> osgood: a report from national security correspondent david martin. now to bob scheiffer in washington for a look at what's ahead on "face the nation." good morning bob >> schieffer: good morning charles. we'll hear from massachusetts governor deval patrick on the storm outside and republican senator lindsey graham on the storm inside over the president's nominees to head the pentagon and the c.i.a. >> osgood: bob scheiffer. thank you. we'll be watching. next week here on sunday morning. game show host wayne brady. the world needs more energy. where's it going to come from? ♪ ♪ that's
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. this is kpix 5 news. big snowstorm shuts down a major transportation artery in new york. the emergency crews who are working around the clock to clear roads and restore power. we have a live report on the cleanup operation. we got clear cool schools out over the bay right now and
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a warming trend on the horizon. a look at your seven-day forecast, that is coming up. like, the first date and the second date and by the third date it's a bad arrangement. >> the governor of texas comes california dreaming. his attempt to lure away jobs during his golden state tour. it is 7:30 sunday, february 10th. thanks for joining us this mourning. >> we've got a lot of news to cover in the next hour. all right. what we have is as we just saw with former state assembly speaker willie brown the texas governor is coming to california, and he's trying to bring the gold from here back there. >> can't wait to hear his take on that. we are also talking about the bay bridge of course, the new span opening later this year. what's going to happen with the old span in the meantime, the one we're still driving on. and don't forget the festivities thaef planned for the labor day weekend plus boy scouts and gays, the policy, and could other groups also find themselves in